mental illness

Feb 20, 2023

PGA wins round against LIV Golf

Today is Monday, the 118th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jacobson v. Massachusetts decision upholding the constitutionality of a state’s compulsory vaccination law. Here are some other news items. — The PGA Tour wins a round in antitrust litigation with LIV Golf. — A federal magistrate judge assails a law professor’s “shameful” conduct in […]

Mar 10, 2020

High court considers if Dundalk killer must be returned to Ohio

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court Tuesday grappled with whether a man found not criminally responsible in the stabbing death of his former Dundalk landlord must head to a state psychiatric facility or back to a prison in Ohio, where he is serving an 11-year sentence for assaulting a police officer. Pablo Aleman’s attorney pressed the […]

Jul 16, 2018

No liability for good-faith release of involuntary patients: Md. high court

Neither a hospital nor its staff can be held civilly liable for the consequences of releasing an involuntarily admitted mental-health patient if they followed “in good faith” the statutory process for assessing admission criteria, Maryland’s top court unanimously has held.

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